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Green Island, Cairns

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A visit to Green Island will bring you to the tropical paradise on the Great Barrier Reef. Just 27 km (17 mi) offshore from Cairns, this small, sandy island formed on the surface of a coral reef. Snorkel and dive in the cool waters over colorful coral and sealife. Go on a glass-bottom boat or semisubmerged submarine to see the underwater views of starfish, turtles, shells, and fish. Follow the boardwalk through the thick, emerald rainforest to reach the crocodile farm. Rent a locker for your belongings at the island, so that you can explore the place without worry. Take a look at our Cairns trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Green Island and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Really only worth it for the snorkelling (I think - we didn't). The island is very small and the only other attraction is a Melanesian Museum, with artifacts from PNG and Indonesia. That museum is.....  more
    Really only worth it for the snorkelling (I think - we didn't). The island is very small and the only other attraction is a Melanesian Museum, with artifacts from PNG and Indonesia. That museum is.....  more »
  • Do the place up some paint and updating. Open food places with variety. Coffee shop even closed at 1pm . Our boat not due till 4pm . Absolute waste of money . Food disgusting. Very disappointed 
    Do the place up some paint and updating. Open food places with variety. Coffee shop even closed at 1pm . Our boat not due till 4pm . Absolute waste of money . Food disgusting. Very disappointed  more »
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  • Loved the day. Excellent for the inexperienced snorkelers.
  • Great location and beautiful too. However the main restaurant is awfully disorganised.

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